We don't normally associate the Tudors with tropical fruits but in the tropics it is a time bountiful plenty and for the first time in history exotic fruits that had the faintest hope of survival on a long sea journey were making their way to British shores. And those rare treasures that did make it were in fact treated like gold and displayed as utter spectacle.
Today, tropical fruit in late winter provides the absolutely necessary burst of energy and vitality we are so desperate for to break up the endless anticipation for springtime.
Tudor Modern menu for March is a clever and healthy twist on some historic recipes that we hope will add a pre-glimmer of pleasure while you wait for the main event of spring to begin.
Wild garlic and goat cheese scones.
Fishcakes with wild garlic and spinach
Crunchy spelt pastry twists
Pineapple mille feuille
Salad with Sweet potato crisps, fried bananas and caramelised onion dressing